• AVOIDING OUT OF STOCKS: A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO SHELF AVAILABILITY

    AVOIDING OUT OF STOCKS: A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO SHELF AVAILABILITY

    Out-of-stock (OOS) is something that retailers really do not want to hear and for good reasons too. Most shoppers if they do not find the brand they are looking for in a store will seek the next best substitute or not shop at all. This implies that as a manufacturer, you do not sell, also customers loose loyalty in your brand and try to satisfy their needs with different brands. Stock-outs should be avoided and this is possible if manufacturers know the reasons for which they occur. There are many ways to prevent a stockout which apply to manufacturer and retailers, and hence they do not disappoint their customers, they are as... Read More

  • BEST PRACTICES GUIDE TO PREVENT OVERPAYMENT

    BEST PRACTICES GUIDE TO PREVENT OVERPAYMENT

    The workplace administrators should have a tool or system which when implemented should help avert overpayment cases. Overpayment may occur due to duplicated transactions, ill-timed processing of unpaid leaves of absence, late terminations or job contracts not ended on time, administrative errors, work schedule hours not completed correctly, time reporting errors among other reasons. A proper anti-overpayment tool will help save the business a lot of money which in turn can be reinvested into the firm. The following are practices guides which will help build the best overpayment prevention tool or system.SupervisionYou should ensure that... Read More

  • BE AWARE OF THE EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF UNION ACTIVITIES

    BE AWARE OF THE EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF UNION ACTIVITIES

    Today maintaining employee benefit is costly enough as it is, the probability of these costs rising is very high if a union gets a grip on your company. In fact these days it is so easy for unions to keep the start of a union drive silent. Unions are embracing modern technology such as texting, e-mailing or online connection with employees to organize union drives. You should train supervisors on early stages of union activities so that you can have a better handle as the management. Here are some of the common warning signs of union activities.Increased complaints You will find that employees’ complaints will increase for no apparent... Read More

  • VENDING MACHINE LABELING RULE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?

    VENDING MACHINE LABELING RULE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?

    In the current world, people get too busy and end up eating out their homes. When you ingest food from restaurants and vending machines, you need to know what you put in your body. Although you can sometimes find nutrition information printed on the packages of food and beverages found in stores this might not be the same for food from vending machines. You would benefit more if you knew about the calories and nutrition information of foods you buy to ascertain what nutrients you consume daily. Here is what you need to know about vending machine labeling rules.Who is a vending machine operator?For vending machine owners or operators who... Read More

  • PRODUCT CONTAMINATION AND FOOD PACKAGING – INDUSTRIES BEST PRACTICES

    PRODUCT CONTAMINATION AND FOOD PACKAGING – INDUSTRIES BEST PRACTICES

    Food packaging safety is as important as the actual food stored, and this is to avoid product contamination. The sanitary of packaging tools should be considered as well since they are exposed to the development of micro-organisms that will affect both the safety and quality of the products produced. Lack of proper packaging will lead to physical damage, chemical damage or microbiological contamination.  To reduce food waste and the use of preservatives in food companies should introduce right policies in the packaging process. Here are some of the best practices to consider for food packaging to avoid product contamination.Package typesA... Read More

  • THE CANNABIS ELEMENT IN FOOD INDUSTRIES

    THE CANNABIS ELEMENT IN FOOD INDUSTRIES

    Recently the cannabis industry has been experiencing a high growth rate. The growth rate can be attributed to many factors such as legalization of cannabis in many states worldwide. Also, advancement in technology has made sure that marijuana can be infused with the food industry. Now users get to decide how they want to ingest their weed, as well as the intensity and strength of the plant. Many famous chefs have decided to venture into the weed business leaving back their five-star hotel jobs. New food startups have also sprouted because of trying to making a profit from the marijuana food industry whose popularity is exploding.Why the... Read More